|Puppy Le Pu, Roger Cruwys|
|Spirit Skunk of the Cimarron by Foxbane d3got8u |
(obviously not the artist's real name).
|The skunk icon (not|
sure what it means).
|The name "Flower" sent Bambi rolling on the forest floor in gales of laughter.|
|Baby skunks are born about the size |
a mouse and are blind. Can you
anything worse than
encountering a blind skunk?
|Baby skunks are a perennial part of many forest predators' diet (despite the aftertaste). No mother skunk would ever leave her baby to rest alone like this.|
|You think all skunks are basically the same? Think again.|
Skunks fall into the same family as badgers and can be quite vicious (apart from their vicious odor) in protecting their young (especially
so if rabid).
[The skunk] is a low animal, about the size of a little dog or cat. I mention it here, not on account of its excellence, but to make of it a symbol of sin. I have seen three or four of them. [They have] black fur, quite beautiful and shining; and [have] upon [their] back two perfectly white stripes, which join near the neck and tail, making an oval which adds greatly to their grace. But it is so stinking, and casts so foul an odor, that it is unworthy of being called the dog of Pluto [the devil]. No sewer ever smelled so bad. I would not have believed it if I had not smelled it myself. Your heart almost fails you when you approach the animal. Two have been killed in our court[yard], and several days afterward there was such a dreadful odor throughout our house that we could not endure it. I believe the sin smelled by Saint Catherine de Sienne must have had the same vile odor."